Wednesday, May 21, 2008


Racial harmony and stability in Singapore is vital for us as a small country. We have done well to maintain a society of racial tolerance and harmony. It is not easy to come by when we have many ethnic groups in Singapore. Nevertheless our leaders have made a difference in promoting racial harmony at all levels. :)

This makes our country a great place to have nation with many cultures. :)

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The "Science" behind Healing with Koranic Holy Water

There is a video clip on how reading the koranic verses changes water. I couldnt upload the video so u all have to view it here.

Scientists are making new discoveries in the science that has been told in the Koran. Al hamduillah. I will try to get more clips to show Science proves Koran in near future. Inshallah. :)

China's quake..awakening once again...

I went to my mum's place last sunday..only that I get to watch phoenix channel as I dont have SCV at home. I was touched by all the chinese united in China and overseas to help in the disaster stricken Sichuan.

1st question came to my mind, when I SAW pictures of children died in the quake, why Allah take away these innocent lives?

There is one story about this man who was trapped under rumbles waiting for help to arrive. The reporter kept by his side for 3 days and nights and finally he was rescued...however by the time they brought the victim down to the bottom of the hill..he was gone. He left a pregnant wife.

The chinese people's army sent parachutees without any oxygen masks jumped 4900m from the helicopters just to get to the villages...The premier minister said, " the people fed you, what can you do for them?"

Another one story, is that the mother protected her baby by covering the baby with her body..when the relief worker found the baby, the mother is died but she left a handphone in the baby's shirt and left an sms in the phone saying, " remember this, my child...even I am no longer with you, but I really love you...."

Many many touching stories in the disaster, on how Allah brought the attributes out of every human. Kindness, mercy, braveness, tolerance and many of the attributes of him in us. Yes, innocent lives are lost but we, the living learnt valuable lessons from disasters. We learn to share, we show compassion, we show kindness, we show strength in times of distress, we show love, we show care, we show humanity, we show grace towards these victims. We cant prevent natural disasters, as these are beyond us, its in the hands of Allah but mankind strive to become better after all these...I once asked a friend of mine, why disasters happen like that?..he replied, "reminders of mercy and forgiving..." Allah knows best.

Please donate to the china quake relief or the myanmar cyclone relief at RED CROSS.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Jeffrey Lang's Workshops and seminar 9-10th May 2008

Dr Jeffrey Lang, a professor in mathematics from USA came to Singapore last week. yahhoooo! It has been a long wait for darul arqam to invite him, obviously is about the COST. He is a famous author about how we parents cope with the changes in societies worldwide while retaining our islamic values.

He is a muslim convert by the way. He said that Islam is a beautiful religion who speaks about the attributes of Allah. As we muslims believe, when Allah breathed in HIS spirit to every soul, he put in every human the 98 attributes of HIM. However, he also gave us the power to choose (A CHOICE) and the power to rationalise (REASON).

The Compassionate, The Beneficient, The One who has plenty of mercy for the believers and the blasphemers in this world and especially for the believers in the hereafter.

The Merciful, The One who has plenty of mercy for the believers.

The King, The Sovereign Lord, The One with the complete Dominion, the One Whose Dominion is clear from imperfection.

The Holy, The One who is pure from any imperfection and clear from children and adversaries.

The Source of Peace, The One who is free from every imperfection.

Guardian of Faith, The One who witnessed for Himself that no one is God but Him. And He witnessed for His believers that they are truthful in their belief that no one is God but Him.

The Protector, The One who witnesses the saying and deeds of His creatures.

The Mighty, The Strong, The Defeater who is not defeated.

The Compeller, The One that nothing happens in His Dominion except that which He willed.

The Majestic, The One who is clear from the attributes of the creatures and from resembling them.

The Creator, The One who brings everything from non-existence to existence.

The Evolver, The Maker, The Creator who has the Power to turn the entities.

The Fashioner, The One who forms His creatures in different pictures.

The Great Forgiver, The Forgiver, The One who forgives the sins of His slaves time and time again.

The Subduer, The Dominant, The One who has the perfect Power and is not unable over anything.

The Bestower, The One who is Generous in giving plenty without any return. He is everything that benefits whether Halal or Haram.

The Sustainer, The Provider.

The Opener, The Reliever, The Judge, The One who opens for His slaves the closed worldy and religious matters.

The All-knowing, The Knowledgeable; The One nothing is absent from His knowledge.

The Constricter, The Retainer, The Withholder, The One who constricts the sustenance by His wisdomand expands and widens it with His Generosity and Mercy.

The Expander, The Englarger, The One who constricts the sustenance by His wisdomand expands and widens it with His Generosity and Mercy.

The Abaser, The One who lowers whoever He willed by His Destruction and raises whoever He willed by His Endowment.

The Exalter, The Elevator, The One who lowers whoever He willed by His Destruction and raises whoever He willed by His Endowment.

The Honorer, He gives esteem to whoever He willed, hence there is no one to degrade Him; And He degrades whoever He willed, hence there is no one to give Him esteem.

The Dishonorer, The Humiliator, He gives esteem to whoever He willed, hence there is no one to degrade Him; And He degrades whoever He willed, hence there is no one to give Him esteem.

The All-Hearing, The Hearer, The One who Hears all things that are heard by His Eternal Hearing without an ear, instrument or organ.

The All-Seeing, The One who Sees all things that are seen by His Eternal Seeing without a pupil or any other instrument.

The Judge, He is the Ruler and His judgment is His Word.

The Just, The One who is entitled to do what He does.

The Subtle One, The Gracious, The One who is kind to His slaves and endows upon them.

The Aware, The One who knows the truth of things.

The Forebearing, The Clement, The One who delays the punishment for those who deserve it and then He might forgive them.

The Great One, The Mighty, The One deserving the attributes of Exaltment, Glory, Extolement,and Purity from all imperfection.

The All-Forgiving, The Forgiving, The One who forgives a lot.

The Grateful, The Appreciative, The One who gives a lot of reward for a little obedience.

The Most High, The Sublime, The One who is clear from the attributes of the creatures.

The Most Great, The Great, The One who is greater than everything in status.

The Preserver, The Protector, The One who protects whatever and whoever He willed to protect.

The Maintainer, The Guardian, The Feeder, The Sustainer, The One who has the Power.

The Reckoner, The One who gives the satisfaction.

The Sublime One, The Beneficent, The One who is attributed with greatness of Power and Glory of status.

The Generous One, The Bountiful, The Gracious, The One who is attributed with greatness of Power and Glory of status.

The Watcher, The Watchful, The One that nothing is absent from Him. Hence it's meaning is related to the attribute of Knowledge.

The Responsive, The Hearkener, The One who answers the one in need if he asks Him and rescues the yearner if he calls upon Him.

The Vast, The All-Embracing, The Knowledgeable.

The Wise, The Judge of Judges, The One who is correct in His doings.

The Loving, The One who loves His believing slaves and His believing slaves love Him. His love to His slaves is His Will to be merciful to them and praise them:Hence it's meaning is related to the attributes of the Will and Kalam (His attribute with which He orders and forbids and spoke to Muhammad and Musa -peace be upon them- . It is not a sound nor a language nor a letter.).

The Most Glorious One, The Glorious, The One who is with perfect Power, High Status, Compassion, Generosity and Kindness.

The Reserrector, The Raiser (from death), The One who resurrects His slaves after death for reward and/or punishment.

The Witness, The One who nothing is absent from Him.

The Truth, The True, The One who truly exists.

The Trustee, The One who gives the satisfaction and is relied upon.

The Most Strong, The Strong, The One with the complete Power.

The Firm One, The One with extreme Power which is un-interrupted and He does not get tired.

The Protecting Friend, The Supporter.

The Praiseworthy, The praised One who deserves to be praised.

The Counter, The Reckoner, The One who the count of things are known to him.

The Originator, The One who started the human being. That is, He created him.

The Reproducer, The One who brings back the creatures after death.

The Restorer, The Giver of Life, The One who took out a living human from semen that does not have a soul. He gives life by giving the souls back to the worn out bodies on the resurrection day and He makes the hearts alive by the light of knowledge.

The Creator of Death, The Destroyer, The One who renders the living dead.

The Alive, The One attributed with a life that is unlike our life and is not that of a combination of soul, flesh or blood.

The Self-Subsisting, The One who remains and does not end.

The Perceiver, The Finder, The Rich who is never poor. Al-Wajd is Richness.

The Unique, The One, The One without a partner.

The One.

The Eternal, The Independent, The Master who is relied upon in matters and reverted to in ones needs.

The Able, The Capable, The One attributed with Power.

The Powerful, The Dominant, The One with the perfect Power that nothing is withheld from Him.

The Expediter, The Promoter, The One who puts things in their right places. He makes ahead what He wills and delays what He wills.

The Delayer, the Retarder, The One who puts things in their right places. He makes ahead what He wills and delays what He wills.

The First, The One whose Existence is without a beginning.

The Last, The One whose Existence is without an end.

The Manifest, The One that nothing is above Him and nothing is underneath Him, hence He exists without a place. He, The Exalted, His Existence is obvious by proofs and He is clear from the delusions of attributes of bodies.

The Hidden, The One that nothing is above Him and nothing is underneath Him, hence He exists without a place. He, The Exalted, His Existence is obvious by proofs and He is clear from the delusions of attributes of bodies.

The Governor, The One who owns things and manages them.

The Most Exalted, The High Exalted, The One who is clear from the attributes of the creation.

The Source of All Goodness, The Righteous, The One who is kind to His creatures, who covered them with His sustenance and specified whoever He willed among them by His support, protection, and special mercy.

The Acceptor of Repentance, The Relenting, The One who grants repentance to whoever He willed among His creatures and accepts his repentance.

The Avenger, The One who victoriously prevails over His enemies and punishes them for their sins. It may mean the One who destroys them.

The Pardoner, The Forgiver, The One with wide forgiveness.

The Compassionate, The One with extreme Mercy. The Mercy of Allah is His will to endow upon whoever He willed among His creatures.

Malik Al-Mulk
The Eternal Owner of Sovereignty, The One who controls the Dominion and gives dominion to whoever He willed.

Thul-Jalali wal-Ikram
The Lord of Majesty and Bounty, The One who deserves to be Exalted and not denied.

The Equitable, The One who is Just in His judgment.

The Gatherer, The One who gathers the creatures on a day that there is no doubt about, that is the Day of Judgment.

The Self-Sufficient, The One who does not need the creation.

The Enricher, The One who satisfies the necessities of the creatures.

The Preventer, The Withholder.

The Distresser, The One who makes harm reach to whoever He willed and benefit to whoever He willed.

The Propitious, The One who makes harm reach to whoever He willed and benefit to whoever He willed.

The Light, The One who guides.

The Guide, The One whom with His Guidance His belivers were guided, and with His Guidance the living beings have been guided to what is beneficial for them and protected from what is harmful to them.

The Incomparable, The One who created the creation and formed it without any preceding example.

The Everlasting, The One that the state of non-existence is impossible for Him.

The Supreme Inheritor, The Heir, The One whose Existence remains.

The Guide to the Right Path, The One who guides.

The Patient, The One who does not quickly punish the sinners.

I feel that since Allah already given us compassion, love, knowledge, mercy, tolerance, kindness and etc the day he breathed in his spirit..gave us the bounties in life..walk out of the office and look around you..the trees, the sky and air we breathe and all nature.. We shown our appreciation by being a good muslim, a good man. :)

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Why Hijab and Modest clothing?

The simple reasons why muslimahs wear modest clothing and hijab are,

i) protect ourselves from men (who are not our husbands or fathers, or men who are molesting us with their eyes, haha),
ii) to distinguish ourself as muslimahs,
iii)obey Allah's Commands.

Islam gives guidance about all aspects of life including the matters of public decency. Islam did not imply fixed standards on how you should wear as long as the dress code fulfilled the following requirements.

Islam has two sources for guidance and rulings: the Qur'an which is considered to be the revealed word of Allah, and the Hadith or traditions of the Prophet Muhammad, who serves as a human role model and guide.

1st Requirement: The first bit of guidance given in Islam describes the parts of the body which must be covered in public.

For women: In general, standards of modesty call for a woman to cover her body, particularly her chest. The Qur'an calls for women to "draw their coverings over their chests," and the Prophet Muhammad instructed believing women to cover their bodies except for their face and hands. Most scholars interpret this to require headcoverings for women. Some Muslim women cover the entire body, including the face and/or hands.

For men: The minimum amount to be covered is between the navel and the knee.

2nd Requirement
: Looseness: Islam also guides that clothing must be loose enough so as not to outline or distinguish the shape of the body. Skin-tight, body-hugging clothes are out, for both men and women. When in public, some women wear a cloak over their personal clothing as a convenient way to "hide their curves." In many predominantly Muslim countries, men's traditional dress is somewhat like a loose robe, covering from the neck to the ankles.

3rd Requirement: Thickness: The Prophet Muhammad once warned that in later generations, there would be people "who are dressed yet naked."

See-through clothing is not modest, for either men or women. The clothing must be thick enough so that the color of the skin it covers is not visible, nor the shape of the body underneath. The attire should not be form fitting, sheer or so eye-catching as to attract undue attention or reveal the shape of the body.

4th Requirement: Overall appearance: The overall appearance of a person should be dignified and modest. Shiny, flashy clothing may technically meet the above requirements, but defeat the purpose of overall modesty.

5th Requirement: Not imitating others: Islam encourages people to be proud of who they are. Muslims should look like Muslims, and not like mere imitations of people of other faiths around them. Women should be proud of their femininity and not dress like men. And men should be proud of their masculinity and not try to imitate women in their dress.

For this reason, Muslim men are forbidden from wearing gold or silk, as these are considered feminine accessories.

6th Requirement: Decent but not flashy: The Qur'an describes that clothing is meant to cover our private areas, and be an adornment (Qur'an 7:26). Clothing worn by Muslims should be clean and decent, neither excessively fancy nor ragged. One should not dress in order to gain the admiration or sympathy of others.

Beyond the Clothing: Behaviors and Manners: Islamic clothing is but one aspect of modesty. More importantly, one must be modest in behavior, manners, speech and appearance in public. Dress is only one aspect of the total being, and merely reflects what is present on the inside of a person's heart.

Dress requirements are not meant to be restrictive for either men or women, and most Muslims who wear modest dress do not find it impractical. Many people continue with their activities in all levels and walks of life.

In the Quran, Allah states: "Say to the believing men that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty...And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty and adornments except what (must ordinarily) appear thereof; that they should draw their veils over their bosoms and not display their beauty except to their husbands, their fathers...(a list of exceptions)" [Chapter 24, verses 30-31]

Also, "O Prophet! Tell thy wives and daughters, and the believing women, that they should cast their outer garments over their persons...that they should be known and not molested." [Chapter 33, verse 59]